the dust of everyday life… @PabloPicaso #quote #art #jumpforjoy

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” – Pablo Picaso

Jude Williams #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! May 29, 2015

Jude… Just joyful jumping with Jude this morning in down town Vancouver.

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Looking for a part-time super Intern to join the Jump for Joy Team :) #intern #jumpforjoy

Hello Vancouver people!

Jump for Joy Photo Project is about to get real busy!

Over the next few months I’m doing another Kickstarter campaign, raising funds to create another massive (estimated 17,000 sq ft) Jump for Joy Photo Mural in Vancouver’s DTES .. thats a lot of photo shoots! I will need someone who is versatile, creative, totally organized and an efficient team player to help make it all happen smoothly.

Are you or anyone you know looking for a fun internship or practicum over the next 3-4 months?

The position is unpaid but you will be helping to create an incredible public art mural that will touch the hearts and lift the spirits of many people

You will also get to do a jump for joy photo shoot and be in a huge mural! It is min. 10 hrs per week with flexible hours.. and it will be fun!

The Jump for Joy Project is all about uplifting ourselves and others, taking a positive perspective on life and spreading JOY.. so a positive, uplifting, fun and optimistic attitude is essential and should be reflected in all work created.

What do you love to do? What are you passionate about? What do you want to create in your life?

Do any or all of the following apply to you? If yes, please get in touch and share your experiences and how you would like to be involved: info@jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

– Do you love being part of a creative fun project/team?
– Are you super organized and efficient aka type A personality?
– Do you love admin work and scheduling?
– Do you know how to create a website and or graphics?
– Do you enjoy writing? And doing WordPress posts and or have blogging skills?
– Do you enjoy social media and are you proficient in using Hootsuite?
– do you like to do jumping photos?

Im looking forward to hearing from you and how you want to contribute to spreading joy :)

Makenzie Chilten

Always be yourself, express yourself have faith in yourself… @brucelee #quote #masterofjumps

“Always be yourself, express yourself have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” – Bruce Lee

Taking it back #TBT Brock Tully #jumpforjoyphoto feature from Dec. 29, 2014

Brock Tully

This is Brock. We met on the street in the DTES of Vancouver. We began to chat and it turns out he is a big supporter of Kindness :) So I invited him to jump for joy! To learn more about Brock Tully, read his Jump for Joy Feature here.

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Barb Stegemann @barbstegemann #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @the7virtues #MakePerfumeNotWar May 27, 2015

Barb.. an incredible force of positive change in the world with her perfume line The 7 Virtues, her motto #MakePerfumeNotWar. Take a moment to watch the documentary trailer for Perfume War and you will see why she is incredibly inspiring:

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we must take control of our consistent actions… #quote @tonyrobbins #takecontrol

“In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” – Tony Robbins

Mural making on my mind… #jumpforjoy #Vancouver #mural #publicart

Photos and mural by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Photos and mural by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

This is a little section of the first Jumping mural I made last summer, the new Jump for Joy Photo mural I will create this year will be very similar only on a much larger wall and in a more exposed location – The corner of Abbot and West Pender Street (DTES) Vancouver BC Canada.

I have a lot to do before even beginning the mural, most importantly – raising the funds to make it happen and taking at least 100-200 more jump for joy photos over the next few months – thats a lot of jumping photos!

I have put together a Kickstarter campaign and as soon as Im able to get an intro video produced, I will publish it and begin fundraising. I would very much appreciate your help in spreading the word once the campaign starts.. and if you are able to donate to the project and help spread the joy – that would be even more amazing :)

I will keep you posted as things progress.

Have a wonderful day!

Eyoälha

Rachael Watt #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! May 25, 2015

Even on the grey days a little jumping joy creates brightness .. if you are ever feeling grey, try it.. jump around and be goofy for a few minutes, your energy will shift :)

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We want to live by each other’s happiness…

“We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another.” ― Charles Chaplin

Karen Kobel @KahlenaPilates #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! May 24, 2015

Karen, dancing with her shadow and jumping for joy… finding beauty in a Vancouver lane way.

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Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life… #quote #createyourself #jumpforjoy

“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” – Golda Meir

Live a life you’re proud of… @marcandangel #quote #courage #jumpforjoy

“It’s never too late to live a day that makes you proud. … Do things that startle you. Feel things you’ve never felt before. Spend time with people who help you grow. Live a life you’re proud of. And if you find that you’re not, have the courage to change things.” – Marc and Angel

#TBT Looking back and forward w Elise Jené aka @suryadevi @templeoflakshmi Feature Archive from Dec. 2014

Elise has a beautiful spirit of joy and shares it with everyone she meets. Today she will be performing in a benefit concert for Napal – tickets art still available – The Cobalt to help the people of Nepal rebuild after the devastating earthquake. Even if you don’t live in Vancouver and would like to contribute and support the people of Napal you can still HELP REBUILD NEPAL DONATE HERE

Read more about what inspires Elise to jump for joy here!

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A new #Vancouver @JumpforJoyPhoto #Mural is in the works! Happy to announce partnership w @FreeOfViolence!!

It’s official! I’m making a new – even bigger – Vancouver jump for joy photo mural :)

Two weeks ago my Jump for Joy mural was removed. A couple of days later, I wandered around looking for potential walls to make a new mural and… I came across this wall and knew this was the one.

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I immediately went into the print shop in the building and asked who owned the building. I was told it belongs to BC Housing. I looked them up and found they were only a few blocks aways so went straight to their office, they said I would need to speak to Atira Women’s Housing. Atira is a community-based organization that supports all women and children who are experiencing the impact of violence committed against them.

I looked up Atira’s location and went to the leasing office in Coal Harbour.. they told me the number to call, which I did, and had the most wonderful response. 1 or 2 emails and we scheduled to meet today..

Now, I am proud to announce that I am partnering with the Atira Women’s Resource Society and making a massive mural on the corner of Abbott And Pender St. in the most amazing location situated between Downtown Vancouver, Chinatown and Gastown aka DTES :)

Let the fundraising extravaganza and jumping photo blitz begin!

I’ve already started preparations for a Kickstarter Campaign to raise the funds as I would love to get started on the mural asap .. at the same time, I will need to do at least 4 shoots a day over the next couple of months to have enough photos to for the mural.

My last mural was 9000 sq ft, this wall is the same width, but has 3 more stories so a very rough guess is that it is around 20,000 sq ft! So thats a lot of wall to cover with jumping joy and a lot of funds to raise to make it happen.

Once I have the exact square footage I will finalize the budget and begin the Kickstarter. Stay tuned and please support the project if you can :)

we can all blossom… #quote #beautiful #jumpforjoy

“With the right nourishment, we can all blossom”, it doesn’t matter what soil (or background or hurdle) we all have the ability to be beautiful both inside and out.” – Rosie154’sBlog

The Maja Aro @majaaro #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! May 20, 2015

Maja Aro is a powerhouse and fearless… she is a stunt double for film / TV and also an advocate for Bullies Keep Out. She kept looking around for things to jump off of lol but jump for joy is all about lifting yourself up so no jumping off of things, which she did and then some :)

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Go forward with courage… #quote #courage #jumpforjoy

“Go forward with courage… When you are in doubt, be still, and wait; when doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage. So long as mists envelop you, be still; be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mist – as it surely will. Then act with courage.” – Ponca Chief White Eagle

This is Caolaidhe Lundy #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @caolaidhe @pervertedpup May 19, 2015

Sweet jumping joy with Caolaidhe near the Vancouver Convention centre. We had a pretty cloudy day but that didn’t stop us from getting out to play. Great fun, great jumps, lots of joy :)

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the work of creating… #quote #create #work

“Time is the raw material of creation. Wipe away the magic and myth of creating and all that remains is work: the work of becoming expert through study and practice, the work of finding solutions to problems and problems with those solutions, the work of trial and error, the work of thinking and perfecting, the work of creating. Creating consumes. It is all day, every day. It knows neither weekends nor vacations. It is not when we feel like it. It is habit, compulsion, obsession, vocation.” – Kevin Ashton

Michael Jarmana #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! May 17, 2015

MJ is a big ball of enthusiasm – and he loves doing jumping photos. Here he was Jumping for joy in his Burning Man inspired room.

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Be aware of your thoughts… #quote #yourreality #thoughts

“The understanding of who you are is the key. Be aware of your thoughts, your choices, your decisions, your beliefs and more so your power… Remember that your reality always matches the way you perceive the world outside. And remember that the way you perceive the world outside always matches the way you perceive your … Self.” – Spirited Enterprise

Courageous is the soul who adventures into time and space to learn of their divinity. @mikedooley #quote #courage #perceptions #focus #jumpforjoy

“Courageous is the soul, who adventures into time and space to learn of their divinity. For while they cannot lose, they can think they have, and the loss will seem intolerable. And while they cannot fail, they can think they have, and the pain will seem unbearable. And while they cannot ever be less than they truly are – powerful, eternal, and loved – they can think they are, and all hope will seem lost.
And therein lies their test. A test of perceptions: of what to focus on, of what to believe in, in spite of appearances.”
– Mike Dooley, Notes from the Universe

Featured jumper Archive #TBT Natalie Langston @langstonnatalie #jumpforjoyphoto

The lovely miss Natalie Langston elegantly jumping for joy around the harbour on a stunning sunny day in Vancouver. This was a lot of fun and we got some great jump shots too :)

Check out Natalie’s Jump for Joy Feature here to learn more about what inspires her to jump for joy.


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Neuroscience now proves that our thoughts can change the structure and function of our brains… #quote #positivethoughts #affermations

“Neuroscience now proves that our thoughts can change the structure and function of our brains…

By practicing positive thought patterns (affirmations) repetitively, we actually create neuroplasticity in the area of the brain that processes what we are thinking about. The key is repetition so you flood your brain with the positive thought.” – Barrie Davenport

Nancy Tychowski #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @Oreo_and_Nancy May 11, 2015

Some big jumps with Nancy at the Vancouver Public Library spreading joy all around the city, one jump at a time :)

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Celebrating all Mothers around the world #jumpforjoyphoto! #happymothersday May 10, 2015

Here she is, the woman of the day – my mom :) She is 100% awesome. She showers my brother, sister and I with endless generosity, kindness and love. She is always our number one supporter and fan. Happy mothers day to you (and to all the amazing moms around the world).

Motherhood is without a doubt, one of the most important and undervalued contributions to the world that exists. Creating a human being is no small task and I think you’ve done a pretty darn good job. We would not even exist without you!

I love you mama, thank you for being amazing.

There is only one of you in all time… #quote #unique #expression #jumpforjoy

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.” – Martha Graham

Graham Snoweden @grahamsnowden + Macartney Tonello-Greenfield @MacartneyTG #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! May 8, 2015

Getting out and exploring the beauty of nature is one of my favourite things to do.. combine that with a Jump for JOy Photo shoot with a couple of fun people and you’ve got a great day :)

Get out and explore the beauty of the world.


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To cut yourself out of stone… #quote #beyourself #jumpforjoyphoto

“I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.” – Henry Rollins

Feature Archive #jumpforjoyphoto with the fabulous Alice Ko @kokostiletto #TBT

Q. Your experience doing jumping photos?
A:
Uplifting! I loved the vibe of the photographer ;) Although it was chilly in Gastown, the sun was shining and the sky was blue! I actually had a great weekend so doing a jumping session on Monday was the perfect way to start off my week. We should all start our week off jumping!

Read more about Alice Ko here: Newsletter Feature Archive #jumpforjoyphoto with the fabulous Alice Ko @kokostiletto #TBT from December 1, 2014

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Courtney Watkins @MineandYoursCo #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! May 3, 2015

This is Courtney.. jumping for joy and enjoying the sunshine on a beautiful spring day in Vancouver. Lots of giggles in this shoot :)

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Sarah Daniels #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @ItsSarahDaniels May 2, 2015

This is Sarah Daniels. We had just finished a really fun Big Love Ball so what better way to wrap up the day then a little jumping around by the ocean in White Rock :) Sarah has the most wonderful, playful energy – so fun to shoot! www.sarahdaniels.ca

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a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives… #quote @alberteinstein

“The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.” – Albert Einstein

Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water… #quote #passion

“She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. ‘Time’ for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.” ― Roman Payne

Dawn Neale #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 28, 2015

This is Dawn. This jump for joy shoot was quite the jumping adventure, Dawn must have jumped a couple of hundred times all around Gastown. Instead of getting tired, she seemed to get more energized every time :) I love it when people have fun jumping around.

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Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy…

“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.” – Kevyn Aucoin

Mavek is the #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 25, 2015

This is Mavek. Being a kid and jumping around is where its at. Mavek is a natural jump for joy expert, no effort involved – just fun :)

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Kerri Waite #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 22, 2015

Kerri and I had a great time jumping around in Stanley Park. She has some creative jumping skills and much joy to share. Fun memories :)

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Zlatan Jankovic #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 21, 2015

Zlatan out jumping around and showing us how its done. A big jump for joy to start the day right :)

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Whatever good you do travels a circle and returns to you many times over… #quote #helpothers

“To help yourself, help others. Whatever good you do travels a circle and returns to you many times over- but remember, life isn’t about what you get, it’s about what you become.” – Dennis Gaskill

It’s me! Celebrating spring in Vancouver with some selfie jumping joy :) @eyoalha

When spring hits in Vancouver, the city comes to life… it’s a beautiful time to celebrate and get out and play. This is my super hero jump for joy photo :) Enjoying the warm sunny weather… Life is good. Feeling inspired to do more jumps on my own… lets see what I come up with.

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Marissa Cepelinski #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @marissa_CCF Apr. 18, 2015

This is Marissa. Always full of energy and on the go. She did the most daring jumps of all in these crazy high heals – don’t try this at home! She has been involved in many different causes, including running marathons in Costa Rica to build schools in Ethiopia and community projects with the purpose of getting youth off the streets in the Vancouver Eastside. href=”www.capitalcorefinancial.com” title=”www.capitalcorefinancial.com” target=”_blank”>www.capitalcorefinancial.com

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get far outside of your comfort zone… #quote @comfortzone

“…travel widely, eat adventurously, love passionately, dare with abandon, learm with a voracious appetite, risk being hurt, get far outside of your comfort zone.” – Joyce DiDonato

Lilou Macé @liloumace #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @FRLilou Apr. 17, 2015

Selfie photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Selfie photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

This is Lilou. We met in Kauai, Hawaii a couple of years ago and instantly hit it off. She has incredible energy, and is a pure joy to be around. We had great fun together jumping around. Lilou travels the world interviewing people about everyday wisdom and inspiration on Lilou Mace TV check her out.

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if you want something, go get it… @JenPastiloff #quote #gogetit #thetimeisnow

“…here’s the thing: nothing is guaranteed. So if you want something, go get it. If you love someone, show them. If you think you are owed anything beyond this moment, you are in for a wake up call of the hardest kind. The truest wake up call there is. And that is that there are no guarantees. That the time is now. That if we spend our lives saying “I can’t.” or “I am too busy.” we are missing the beauty.” – Jennifer Pastiloff

Lenora Gates #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @lenoragates Apr. 15, 2015

Q. Your experience doing jumping photos?
A: Freeing – while jumping you can’t control all parts of your body and you need to let go. Letting go is so freeing.

This is Lenora Gates. Her jumps were inspired by her love of the outdoors. She is on a mission to create a future without Breast Cancer. She chairs the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation B.C. Yukon region and also sits on the National Board.

Learn more about Lenora’s inspirations and how you can support her work towards eliminating Breast Cancer in her Jump for Joy Feature: http://eepurl.com/bgkz9v

things that make you feel happy to be alive… #quote #happy

“Always find time for the things that make you feel happy to be alive.” – Sonny Franco

Lucy Lomeli #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 13, 2015

This is Lucy. She is sweetness through and through. Visiting Vancouver from Mexico and nannying while she studies English. I have no doubt her gentle kindness will touch the world in all that she does in her life.

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Pleasure is vital to your health, happiness and overall well-being. #quote I’ll jump to that!

“Experiencing pleasure regularly is more impactful than a foot rub or a delicious meal may seem. It is actually an essential part of a healthy life that helps relieve stress and has the power to change your brain chemistry. Pleasure is vital to your health, happiness and overall well-being.” – Terri Cole